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“Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one’s ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.” — Harriet Naylor

PPW exists solely based on the blood, sweat, and talent of our outstanding volunteers. No board member, event facilitator, blog editor, conference director, webmaster, or social media guru is paid staff. All you see and experience with Pikes Peak Writes comes from the combined dedication of writers just like you! And we would love to have you join us.

Volunteering is fun! It is a great way to make new friends, network within the writing world, improve your craft, and share your experiences with others. Only by the infusion of new personalities and new ideas can our organization adapt and grow to the ever-changing demands of the publishing world.

See something about PPW you love? Volunteer and help keep it running. See something you want fixed? Volunteer and help make those changes.

PPW volunteer terms are typically two years long, to generate some continuity. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator with any questions.


PPW General & Administrative

  • Social Media Team – Open Position (currently filled by Kim Olgren)

  • Membership Coordinator – Open

  • Volunteer Coordinator – Open Position (currently filled by Kim Olgren)

PPW Non-Conference Events

  • Write Drunk, Edit Sober – Deb Courtney

  • Newsletter Editor – AJ Metzger

  • Write Brain Coordinator – Open Position (currently hosted by Kim Olgren)

  • Special Events Coordinator – Melissa Roll

  • NCE Public Relations Coordinator – Open Position

PPW Blog Editorial Team

  • Contributing Editors – Catherine Dilts, Margena Holmes, Darby Karchut, Jennifer Lovett, Donna Schlachter, Jennifer Wilson, Tammila Wright, Brittany Lawrence

  • Columnists – Amy Armstrong, Jamie Ferguson, Bowen Gillings, DeAnna Knippling, Robin Laborde, Debbie Lane, Terry Odell

PPW Conference Committee

It takes more than a full year to prepare for the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, so some Committee members are active year-round, while others serve primarily at the conference itself. The Committee is chaired by the Conference Director, who is responsible for holding meetings as needs dictate.  Typically the Steering Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Colorado Springs area.  For more information about how you can become involved in planning a future conference, or to find out when and where to find the next Committee meeting, please email our Conference Director.